Senior Project Engineer - Motorsport

Location: Woking, GB

The McLaren name is synonymous with motorsport.  The story across five decades of racing at the pinnacle of global motorsport is of restless technical development with characters of passion and true grit, all with a single-minded determination to succeed.  The trophy cabinet at McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) tells a thousand stories of world champions, great drivers, constructor titles and of all those individuals who have stood on the sport’s global stage to make their invaluable contribution in making that difference: that extra thousandth of second off a lap time.

With a backdrop of continued growth and success, we are looking for a Senior Project Engineer to join the McLaren Automotive motorsport department and help deliver the future of the McLaren motorsport’s programme.

Purpose of the Role:

The Senior Project Engineer will be responsible for working across the various functions within the Motorsport organisation to ensure the on time and successful delivery of our Motorsport Vehicles. 

Principal accountabilities:

  • Work with Engineering & Production operations to lead the design and development of systems and to ensure optimised vehicle performance and customer satisfaction
  • Lead & Mentor other members of the team, play a key role is growth and up skilling of the department
  • Support Root Cause analysis of build concerns.
  • Management of component and system level delivery at each project milestones
  • Training of support engineers in our procedures and practices for events
  • Deliver and maintain data logging for both customer and development use
  • Management of key suppliers and the supplier relationship for accountable components
  • Work with the supply chain in association with Supply Chain Management team to ensure delivery of components and spares on schedule for all program phases 
  • Manage and deliver bill of materials costs, investment and weight for responsible component and system set
  • Project Management in accordance with the McLaren Motorsport Development Process
  • Manage and deliver, Technical Specifications, DFMEA, Engineering statements of work, engineering release, concerns resolution and DVP

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Extensive Motorsport experience ideally within “GT” class racing
  • Race car engineering experience essential
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to lead and motivate a small focused team and work cross functionally
  • Adopts a creative & thoughtful approach to concept design and solving engineering problems with good attention to detail and an engaging mind, open to new problems outside their normal comfort zone
  • Well organised and delivery focused – with demonstrable track record of on-time delivery in a high pressure environment
  • Adopts a creative & thoughtful approach to concept design and solving engineering problems with good attention to detail and an engaging mind, open to new problems outside their normal comfort zone

Personal Attributes:

  • Clear thinker with an open mind to absorb new knowledge
  • Delivery focused & self-motivated to deliver excellence and perform beyond targets
  • Strong communication skills through all mediums, with the ability to organise and chair meetings that will be clear action focussed events
  • Good organisational skills and ability to project manage design tasks both internally and with the supplier(s)
  • Strong communication skills through all mediums, with the ability to organise and chair reviews and deliver concise explanations of design changes to change management teams
  • Must have a flexible approach to working hours, travel requirements and adaptability to changing and multiple priorities

For this role we offer a competitive package including private healthcare, access to an executive car scheme, company pension scheme and the chance to work in a truly unique environment.

All employees must ensure compliance with the Company Health and Safety Policy, and all relevant other statutory Health and Safety legislation.

 

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